VANCOUVER, June 26, 2012 /CNW/ - The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister
of Public Works and Government Services and Minister for Status of
Women, today held a roundtable discussion with local business leaders,
corporate executives and community decision-makers to discuss ways to
promote women's leadership and participation on boards of directors.
"Women are a vital part of our country's economy, representing about
half of Canada's workforce and consistently proving their value in the
management ranks of businesses large and small," said Minister Ambrose.
"Increasing opportunities for women to serve on corporate boards makes
good business sense for Canadian women and for Canada's economy."
Economic Action Plan 2012 announces the creation of an advisory council of leaders from the
private and public sectors to promote women's participation on
corporate boards. Minister Ambrose will work with the private sector to
promote the participation of women on boards, to champion their
leadership and to link corporations to a network of women with
professional skills and experience.
SOURCE Status of Women Canada
For further information:
Director of Communications
Office of the Minister of Public Works and
Government Services and
Minister for Status of Women
Director General, Communications and
Status of Women Canada
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